Sunday, April 12, 2009

One Month Old!

Elden was one month old yesterday! A lot has happened in the last month and I am glad that it has gone by fairly quickly.

He is up to 29 milliliters on his feedings and weighs 3 pounds 5.5 ounces! He is doing really well. Learning to eat of the bottle is something we are working on right now. He is only "33" weeks, so my expectations of him drinking all of the milk out of the bottle have been low. Elden gets to drink out of bottle once a day. Yesterday he drank 16 milliliters! Today he surprised Lee and I even more and he drank ALL of the 29 milliliters from the bottle. YEAH!

I want to go home by mid-May. (Well, I'd love to go home now.) Hopefully we'll be able to!

Some pictures of Elden on Easter

This is the bottle he ate out of today. My thumb is pointing to how much he drank.

He is still a little guy! Notice the size of my hand compared to his head.

Here I am burping him.

Before he drank all of the milk...

The nurses here do cute things for the babies. One or some of the nurses made these little bunnies for all the isolettes. They also have a Books for Babies program and the nurses buy books for the babies. They also put the babies' foot prints on the front cover of their book.

Pictures of Cal that he wanted me to take of his cherry tomatoes, March 27.

The quality of the pictures isn't that great. Sorry Mom R!

Lee and I were able to do something last night that we haven't been able to do in a few years. It took some careful planning on our part, but it all came to fruition last night: we were able to attend the adult session of Stake Conference by ourselves! I'll let you in on our secret. (Getting a babysitter would be too easy and would ruin the whole thing!) We worked it out so that I would be on bedrest, and sent a memo to Elden to be born early. This enabled my kids to go hours away from home to stay with my sisters so we could enjoy this evening by ourselves. Thanks Deb, Lena, Mom and Dad!

Twice a year our church holds conferences for the church members in a particular region. Saturday night there is a meeting for the adults and Sunday there is a meeting for the whole family. Lee and I love the adult session of Stake Conference. But the past several years we've had our kids in tow too. We really would rather have our family all back together, but since we're not, it was nice to enjoy this meeting with just Lee and I.

Today for the rest of Stake Conference, we enjoyed a great broadcast from Salt Lake. We really enjoyed the speakers. I loved what was said about Easter and that we essentially celebrate Easter every time we partake of the Sacrament. And I thought it was very fitting for President Monson to tell a Christmas story about boys giving service to some widowed ladies. People talk about having the Christmas spirit all year round, and there is no better time than Easter to restate that. Our Savior lives and we should always strive to be like him and remember him. We are so thankful for all of your Christ-like service to us through your emails, notes, prayers, fasting, babysitting, meals, packages, visits, etc.


Megan and Jeremy said...

Happy 1 Month Birthday Elden!!! I love the binkie picture-that thing looks enormous on him :-)

Gianetta said...

So glad that your little Elden is progressing so well! He already looks like a Robertson to me! Can't wait to see you on Saturday!

Nicole said...

He is so little, but I am so glad that he is doing so well and getting bigger! Jared and I really enjoyed the Broadcast Sunday too. As of late we have taken turns to go to the Sat. adult session--it's hard to find a sitter for those things--it was my turn and it was so nice to get out by myself--although it would have been nicer to have Jared with me. Happy Easter!

CaraLee said...

Congratulations on Elden making it to his 1 month birthday! I'm so glad that he is doing so well, all things considered. Our prayers and love are still with you!

Melissa S. said...

He IS still sooooo little. The binki totally looks huge because he's so little. But even though he's probably a little bigger, I like watching his size to think about how big my little one is! His looks have even changed. He's so handsome and his face is filling out a little. May is almost here and THEN you can go home! You poor things!!!!

Lois said...

I loved the pictures of Elden!! Even though he is so little - he still looks like a little Robertson boy. :D